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Hot Runner Systems from Oerlikon HRSflow

Innovative mechanical stroke regulator for hydraulic driven valve gate systems avoids surface defects Oerlikon HRSflow has developed a Mechanical Stroke Regulator (MSR) for hydraulic driven valve gate systems that makes it easy to individually preset the opening positions of the pins in hot runner systems. Via a graduate scale adjusting screw the user specifies the

Thailand Based EcoBlue Tackling Plastic Waste Problem With Starlinger PET bottle-to-bottle Recycling Line

EcoBlue Ltd., Thailand’s first bottle-to-bottle recycler, has invested 25 million US Dollars to set up a new recycling facility for PET and polyolefins. A new Starlinger PET bottle-to-bottle recycling line is going to be part of the expansion. “Our aim is to turn post-consumer and post-industrial waste materials into a sustainable substitute of virgin resin”,

New ECO High Performance Melt Filters for Higher Throughputs in PET Processing

ETTLINGER, a member of the MAAG Group and a leading manufacturer of continuously operating high performance melt filters, has unveiled a new generation of tried-and-tested ECO products for use in PET recycling. Their new features take into account the need for systems with a higher product throughput and are initially available in sizes suitable for

PCEP’s Expanded Steering Board Holds First Meeting

PCEP’s Expanded Steering Board Holds First Meeting with Representatives from CABKA, Dow, LyondellBasell, PepsiCo and Repsol In a move to reflect the diversity of the polyolefins value chain, the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP) has expanded its steering board, including its first female board member and a representative from a global brand owner. Supporting the

LyondellBasell Announces Acquisition of PolyPacific Polymers in Malaysia

LyondellBasell one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, recently announced it has acquired 100 percent of PolyPacific Polymers Sdn. Bhd. (PPM) in Port Klang, Malaysia. PPM is a 25kt manufacturing facility producing reinforced and modified polyolefin compounds. Upon completion of the acquisition, the facility will undergo a rebranding and name

GINDUMAC Extends Advisory Board

Nadine Despineux is a new advisory board member at used machinery dealer GINDUMAC. The Managing Director of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH has many years of industrial experience and is the driving force behind the innovation processes at the Munich-based manufacturer of plastics processing machines. “We are delighted with Mrs. Despineux’s decision to become more actively involved

Arburg Allrounder Cube 1800

Innovative cube technology is significantly reducing cycle time. Previously, Arburg’s hybrid cube series had been primarily intended for efficient high-volume production in the packaging industry. The area of application of cube moulds has since expanded to take in the production of technical parts. The new Allrounder Cube 1800 with a clamping force of 1800 kN

Sanner Achieves Record Sales in 2020

Based in Bensheim, Germany, Sanner GmbH was founded in 1894 and is now in its fourth generation as a family-owned enterprise. Sanner develops and produces high-quality plastic packaging and components for pharmaceutical, medtech, diagnostics and healthcare products. The world’s leading manufacturer of desiccant closures and effervescent packaging solutions, Sanner produces four billion plastic parts each

Wilmington Machinery Introduces LUMINA Model PM-3C

Wilmington Machinery announces its newest low pressure plastic pallet injection molding machine, the LUMINA Model PM-3C. Like its predecessors, the new machine processes 100% plastics even in flake form. Compared to single mold machines, the conversion cost on a dual mold machine is approximately 40% less per pallet. Low cost raw material and low conversion


SÜDPACK acquires LPF Flexible Packaging B.V. (“LPF”) from the Clondalkin Group. The company, located in Grootegast, the Netherlands, is a leading manufacturer of high barrier films for sensitive products. LPF was founded in 1907 and has long-standing experience in the development and production of packaging materials. For SÜDPACK, the acquisition is a further key element